Been around logging for 30 plus years now, always hear stories about $20000 figured trees (just for 10' of the butt).
Have yet to meet ANYONE thats actually been paid such. Its always a guy in the county over, or a neighbors cousins uncle etc.
Hauled an 8'6" dia maple butt log for a guy, full of figure, direct to the Korean buyers, he got $2500 for it.
Now thats not sayin that figured maple isn't worth some money, just not the mythical $200 per BF that has been thrown about for decades.
Haha, people are crazy but that’s how some think. Hope he not passing those better deal genes to kids.I have people all the time that want me to take down a single tree for them. "So and so said it's 3000bf and worth $3600."
I tell them to sell it to the first person that will write them a check. If they want me to take the tree down I will charge X amount.
Then they get some friend who needs firewood to cut it down for "free" for the wood. But he drops it on the power lines and the power company bills $12,000. The homeowners insurance pays and the homeowner has the gall to say to my face that he got a better deal than hiring me to cut down and clean up the tree for $2500 because his deductible is only $1000. True story.